TDO 4

TDO 4
TDO 4
TDO 4
Name TDO 4
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 12U
Organization Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Institution Military
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by DNet Engineering & Integration
Launch brokerer Parsons, Adaptive Launch Solutions
Oneliner

Second CubeSat in GTO. Test orbital debris tracking technologies.

Description

Test orbital debris tracking technologies. Test new capabilities of small satellites used by U.S. government agencies. Carrying multiple U.S. Government payloads that will provide optical calibration capabilities, which will support space domain awareness. The mission is to support space domain awareness through optical calibration and satellite laser ranging.

DNet Engineering & Integration of Denver, Colorado, operated as the bus manufacturer and payload integrator for TDO-3 and TDO-4 satellite vehicles. Parsons Corporation developed the interchangeable EZ Integrated Flight System which was designed to house the TDO-3 and TDO-4 satellite vehicles.

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Keywords SSA-Space Situational Awareness, Beyond LEO orbit, MEO orbit

Related Spacecraft

Satellite Status Rocket Launch Orbit
TDO-3 (Technology Demonstration Orbiter, TDO 3 Spacecraft) Reentry 2022-09-27. Passive? (No other public information found as of 2020-04-10) Atlas V 2021-05-18 MEO, 4200 x 180 km, 26.2 deg
TDO-4 (Technology Demonstration Orbiter, TDO 4 Spacecraft) Reentry 2022-09-18. Passive? (No other public information found as of 2020-04-10) Atlas V 2021-05-18 MEO, 4200 x 180 km, 26.2 deg

Last modified: 2023-12-18

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